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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Two timelines collide in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octaroon, the impact of which has produced devastating results. Organised within the framework The post Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman The…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A single hand ghosts beneath the wallpaper. It is a lurid, offensive yellow, and full of secrets known only by The post Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus appeared first on A Youn…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Review: Act and Terminal 3 at the Print Room by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

'Comforting and clinical textures': Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Anthony Neilson's production of two plays by Lars Norén. The post Review: Act and Terminal 3 at the Print Room appeared …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Together at the Colab Factory by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Both stimulated and disinterested: Factory Irregular's devised show doesn't offer its audience a hand to hold. The post Review: Together at the Colab Factory appeared first on Exeunt Magazin…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: SHOW, Lyric Hammersmith by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Dry ice hugs the small of the back and the tip of the tongue. Darkness falls. The air is captured The post Review: SHOW, Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: The Paper Traveller, Battersea Library by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and directed by Marie Klimis, The Paper Traveller is an immersive theatre project made specifically for libraries. The production The post Review: The Paper Traveller, Battersea Libr…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: 4.48 Psychosis, Lyric Hammersmith by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Clarity visits Sarah Kane between 4:48 and 6am, staying for a brief time before abandoning her in the dark. She The post Review: 4.48 Psychosis, Lyric Hammersmith appeared first on A Younger…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre  by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

As enjoyable as a light breeze in mid- July: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews David Hare's play about the founding of Glyndebourne The post Review: The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York&#…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Review: The Way of The World, Donmar Warehouse by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Following his hypnotic revival of Roots in 2013, James MacDonald returns to the Donmar Warehouse to direct William Congreve’s The Way of The World. The production premiered in March 1700, …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Review: Beginners, Unicorn Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and directed by renowned theatre-maker Tim Crouch, Beginners treads the threshold between childhood and adulthood from the stage of the Unicorn Theatre. Famed for his experimental ap…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Misty, Shepherds Bush Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written and performed by Arinzé Kene, Misty blends spoken word, live art, direct address and gig theatre in an attempt to challenge the expectations surrounding the event of storytelling. …

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: Things That Do Not C(o)unt, Waterloo East Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

production that explores themes of body positivity and female sexuality. Partly autobiographical, the piece spans three generations of women whose struggle to take ownership over their bodie…

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Review: Face In / Let’s Talk About Dis, Sadler’s Wells by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

This March, acclaimed contemporary dance company Candoco return to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill: Face In and Let’s Talk About Dis. Founded in 1991 by Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE and…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review: Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall, Tennessee Williams’ 1948 play Summer and Smoke arrives at the Almeida Theatre in the week that the meteorological season of spring has taken the United Kingd…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review: Das Fest, The Vaults by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

This March, Austrian illusionist and performer Philipp Oberlohr returns to the Vault Festival 2018 with Das Fest, the sequel to his award-winning interactive show Das Spiel. With an academic…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Review: Jubilee, Lyric Hammersmith by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Adapted by Chris Goode, Jubilee transports the original screenplay by Derek Jarman and James Whaley to the stage of the Lyric Hammersmith. Released the year after the Silver Jubilee in 1977,…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Review: I Have a Mouth and I Will Scream, The Vaults by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

“Stop complaining, there is no narrative” Written by Abi Zakarian (Fabric, Fringe First Winner 2016), I Have a Mouth and I Will Scream is one of three pieces of new writing co-produced f…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Review: Think of England, The Vaults by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Founded by Bips Mawson and Leila Sykes, Anonymous is a Woman is a new theatre company created in response to the underrepresentation of women within history and society, as we know it. Based…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: Heretic Voices, Arcola Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Created by Max Gill and Ellie Keel, Heretic Productions presents Heretic Voices, a nationwide competition in search of new writing in monologue form. Announced during the summer of 2017, 113…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: Julius Caesar, Barbican by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Directed by Angus Jackson, Julius Caesar is the first of four productions presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their Rome Season. Written by William Shakespeare, the tragedy…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

For the first time in history, the Almeida Theatre play host to the world premiere of The Twilight Zone. Originally created by Rod Serling, the American television series ran for five season…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: The Acid Test, The Cockpit Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Headed by Maisie Robinson, Succubus Productions launches its first stage appearance at The Cockpit Theatre with The Acid Test, a play with themes that still resonate six years into its futur…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Review: Sylvia, Royal Opera House by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Created in 1952, Sylvia was the second full-length ballet created by British choreographer and founder of the Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton (1904-1988). The production had since tumbled fro…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: WHITE, Ovalhouse by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Created and performed by Koko Brown, WHITE explores what it means to be mixed race in contemporary Britain. A theatre-maker, spoken-word and cabaret artist, the twenty-five-year-old from Nor…

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Review: Great Odds, Little Angel Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Using a combination of visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, Mac’s Arcadian introduce their first play Great Odds at the Little Angel Theatre. Co-prod…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse, by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Written in 1888 by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, The Lady of the Sea is originally set in the coastal fjords of Scandinavia. Newly adapted by Elinor Cook and staged at the Donmar Wa…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Review: Happy Yet? Courtyard Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

First performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Happy Yet? is the first play from 22-year-old Swedish playwright Katie Berglöf.  Written as a response to her own experience of menta…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: The End of Hope, Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Following his critically acclaimed Cyprus Avenue at the Royal Court in 2016, award-winning playwright David Ireland’s The End of Hope drops its anchor at the Soho Theatre for a month-long …

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: The Hartlepool Monkey, Stratford Circus by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

It begins at the end. The year is 1815 and a French warship is wrecked off the east coast of England in the small town of Hartlepool. Devastated by the Napoleonic Wars, the townsfolk are app…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Angel, Arcola Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Following The Collector and Echoes, Angel is the third play in the Arabian Nightmares series written by playwright Henry Naylor. Directed by Michael Cabot, the one-woman production premieres…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Follies, National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

For the first time, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies is being staged at the National Theatre. Created by Sondheim and bookwriter James Goldman, Follies premiered in 1971 and is…

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